Delaware Brain Tumor Walk 2014: Funding Research, Raising Awareness, Sharing Memories and Celebrating Survivorsby EJ on 04/24/14
National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit organization
dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for people living with
brain tumors, hosts the Delaware Brain Tumor Walk on April 26th at the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. The Brain Tumor Walk,
which aims to connect brain tumor survivors, patients, family, friends
and caregivers, uses proceeds to fund brain tumor research and raise
awareness. Participants can walk as individuals, create a team or join
an already existing team. Last year, the walk raised almost $200,000.
At this moment, nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a brain tumor. 69,000 more are expected to be diagnosed this year and over 4,000 of those will be children. “Only one out of three adults diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor today will be alive in five years. More so than any other cancer, brain tumors can have life-altering psychological, cognitive, behavioral, and physical effects. And yet, despite these facts, brain tumor research remains grossly underfunded,” says N. Paul TonThat, chief executive officer of the National Brain Tumor Society. “Every dollar pledged from the Delaware Brain Tumor Walk allows us to continue funding vital research to accelerate the discovery of new scientific breakthroughs and the availability of more treatments for this disease.”
The Delaware Brain Tumor Walk is this Saturday, April 26th at Dravo Plaza in Wilmington, DE at 10 am. For more information on the Delaware Brain Tumor Walk, please visit http://events.braintumor.org/delaware-brain-tumor-walk/. If you can't make the walk, you can still donate to a participant or team.